EU sues Poland to stop logging in World Heritage siteStaff Writer | July 14, 2017
The European Commission called on Poland to immediately suspend logging in the Bialowieza Forest, which is one of the last areas of primeval forest in Europe.
Nature One of last primeval forests
"The Court of Justice can prescribe interim measures to require a Member State to hold back from activities causing serious and irreparable damage before a judgement is given," the commission said in a statement.
"The Commission considers that the increased logging in the Białowieża Forest requires the adoption of interim measures, which are granted by the Court only in exceptionally urgent and serious cases."
The Bialowieza Forest, located on Poland's eastern border with Belarus, is a World Heritage site designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. ■